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post #1 of 5 Old 10-08-2014, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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my horse is pulling his mane out!?

I am speculating that because my pasture is out of grass, my horse is doing this out of boredom or maybe stress? We moved him at the new place we are renting back in March of this year, so its been 6 months and he was used to being stalled every night, until we moved him. I noticed the grass needs to grow so I need to move him. Unfortunately due to such a small area we will have to board him back at the barn he used to be at. In one way its gonna cost us more, but be well worth it because of how healthy he was.
The first thing I noticed was how much weight he has lost. Its a significant amount, so I'm definitely upset. I have kept him on a regular worming schedule also. Last night a chunk of mane was lying on the ground where he rubbed it out on the fence. I have monitored him to see if he is extra itchy, suspecting mites or other insects, but that's not the case. Had him all day with me at a horse show and he stood tied most of the day no problem. Seemed very happy. He gets attention from me daily and get ridden atleast 3/4 times a week. Just wondering is there any other ideas I am not thinking of?
I am gonna purchase some alfalfa cubes for the missing forage.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-08-2014, 11:06 AM
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Chip rubs his mane out from reaching through the fence to get the grass on the other side. It could be that.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-08-2014, 11:14 AM
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Where I keep my two horses there is wooden fencing and my mare sticks her head through to eat grass on the other side. She now has a 8 inch space in the middle of her mane where the hair is only about an inch long. the rest of her mane is long so she looks like a complete tool

I agree that it could be sticking head through the fencing
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-08-2014, 11:20 AM
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If grass is so short and he's lost weight you need to put out hay for him.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-08-2014, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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you know what.....you're all right. he does stick his head through that particular fence to get the grass. LOL
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